Minnesota 3, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 52°
Umpires - Home Plate - Clint Fagan, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Adrian Johnson,
Attendance - 37466

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Seattle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 2
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 66-90 36-42 30-48 L1
Minnesota 60-95 31-47 29-48 W1

Recap

Rene Tosoni’s two-out double in the ninth inning plated Trevor Plouffe to allow the host Minnesota Twins to snap an 11-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.

After Plouffe drew a two-out walk off Steve Delabar (1-1), Tosoni - who entered batting .184 - followed with the game-winning hit to center.

The Twins’ skid was their longest since they lost 14 straight in 1982.

Seattle failed in its bid for its first sweep in Minnesota since taking a four-game series at the Metrodome in 2003.

Mariners rookie starter Blake Beavan and converted Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak each pitched well, allowing two runs but not figuring in the decision. Joe Nathan (2-1) got the win after stranding two runners in the top of the ninth inning.

Seattle failed to capitalize on 13 hits and three walks.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Minnesota
Blake Beavan Player Anthony Swarzak
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 9
2.57 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Seattle   Minnesota
Justin Smoak Player Rene Tosoni
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 13 0 14 .371 21 5 2 3 3 2
Minnesota 8 0 10 .258 10 4 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .326 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Mariners have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .411 after a loss.
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